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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley: Dyche committed to European hopefuls Burnley

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley: Dyche committed to European hopefuls Burnley

Sports
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said he remains committed to the club after they boosted their hopes of qualifying for Europe with victory at Crystal Palace.The Clarets have had a challenging time since lockdown, with the failure to extend a number of first-team players' contracts meaning Dyche has only been able to name a seven-strong substitutes' bench, comprised mainly of individuals from the club's academy.However, after suffering a 5-0 loss at Manchester City in their first game back after the Premier League's 100-day suspension because of coronavirus, they have now won successive games 1-0 to take them up to eighth in the table. "In the 100 days from the start of lockdown to the end, the dynami...
NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

Technology
NASA's latest call for astronauts has drawn 12,000 spaceflight hopefulsBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterApril 1, 2020, 8:12 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Who wants to be an astronaut? More than 12,000 people do, resulting in NASA's second-largest group of astronaut hopefuls. NASA said Wednesday that Americans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories applied to be part of the space agency's next astronaut class. The monthlong application period ended Tuesday. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said this next class of astronauts will help explore the moon and pave the way to Mars. They also could find themselves at the International Space Station, using new commercial capsules to get there. "...
Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Science
The Conservative leadership candidates have been urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy. Scientific bodies have called on Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson to set out their long-term plans for research.They want them to commit to ensuring that the UK remains a world leader in research and innovation.There is also alarm that the political uncertainty is stalling efforts to develop a strategy for UK science.The president of the UK's Royal Society, Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, told BBC News that the uncertainty "could threaten the research and innovation that are vital for the long-term health of our economy". More stories like this:Science has been relatively well-funded under Theresa Ma...
X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

Entertainment
If you tuned into the X Factor on Saturday, you might recall footage of excited contestants enjoying the high life in business class.The 24 hopefuls were on Aer Lingus flights to glamorous locations such as Los Angeles for Judges' Houses.But all was not what it seemed - a fellow passenger saw the contestants moved to economy once filming stopped.An Aer Lingus spokesperson said in a statement: "The contestants were shown sampling the business class cabins."The singers were seen posing for selfies and saying "first class" to the camera as they enjoyed drinks in the business class cabins. One said: "I could get used to this."Aer Lingus showed more footage on its Twitter account.Aer Lingus's statement in full read: "As part of Aer L...
Third time's the charm? Lottery hopefuls have another shot at 2 jackpots worth more than $300M

Third time's the charm? Lottery hopefuls have another shot at 2 jackpots worth more than $300M

Finance
Will the third time be the charm?U.S. lottery hopefuls have another shot at two jackpots exceeding $ 300 million. The Powerball jackpot is currently $ 385 million, and the Mega Millions, $ 318 million. It's the third time ever that both have simultaneously been above the $ 300-million mark.(Although large, neither of the current prizes is a record-setting amount: For either to land in the top 10 of U.S. jackpots, they would have to surpass the $ 487 million Powerball claimed by a single ticketholder back in July 2016.)The next Powerball drawing is at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, and the next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday.The first time that both games simultaneously had jackpots topping $ 300 million occurred in August 2017; the second time was in December.In that most re...